Your ZIP code could impact your health more than your genetic code.
The Healthy HometownSM program, POWERED BY Wellmark, is a way to make your hometown an even better place to live. Healthy Hometown aims to make the healthy choice, the easy choice, using evidence-based interventions and tools.
Every community has different health priorities, as well as people and budgets to put plans into action. Healthy Hometown can be customized easily for your community’s level of interest and commitment.
The Healthy Hometown model has two tracks that communities can follow to make improvements: eat well, move more and feel better. Improvements can be made in the following places: community, health care provider, organization/institution, retail food, school and worksite.
2 Ways. Your Work. Your Pace.
Do a self-assessment. The self-assessment tool is available online for schools, worksites and communities. Participants answer questions about their organization and policies in place. At the end of the assessment, participants will receive a report listing ways to enhance the well-being of their students, employees and citizens.
Ask for help from experts. A community can submit a Healthy Hometown Statement of Interest for expert assistance in prioritizing and implementing a plan to make healthy choices available and easy for residents to adopt.
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